October/November Deadline for Start-Up Jamaica Launch

first_imgRelatedState Minister Proposes Mandatory Pension System RelatedTourism Ministry to Embark on Intensive Promotional Programme October/November Deadline for Start-Up Jamaica Launch Sectoral Debate 2014/2015June 12, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson RelatedCabinet Approves Event Rating System FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Advertisements The Government’s ‘Start-up Jamaica’ initiative, aimed at providing technical support to local entrepreneurs and innovators in the area of technology, is expected to be formally launched in October/November of this year.This was disclosed by Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson during his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 11.‘Start-up Jamaica’ is a public/private partnership for economic growth and development, which aims to help Jamaica’s innovators and entrepreneurs grow their business ideas into a product, thus increasing employment and access to foreign exchange.He dubbed the initiative an accelerator for entrepreneurs, designed to turn business ideas into start-ups.“The accelerator is a physical facility which takes equity in start-up companies that go through an intensive selection process, in return for seed capital, training, and mentorship,” he said.Mr. Robinson added that the entrepreneurs will occupy the physical incubator for a period of 100 days, after which they will graduate and have an opportunity to acquire funding from private equity investors.“Once a team is selected, they will be provided with cash and in kind support of US$30,000, half of that would be cash and the rest represents the support of being in the incubator and having the technical expertise there. The companies will be required to provide an equity stake which means they will have to give up a percentage of their ownership,” he explained, adding that a boot camp will be held in September.Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) have been signed with several companies including LIME, Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), and Oasis500, to advance the initiative.Through the partnership with JNBS, the facility will be located at Duke Street in Kingston. It is also receiving funding from the DBJ for the initial stages of establishment.Telecommunications company, LIME is to provide Internet connectivity, furniture, and equipment for the initiative, while Middle East based accelerator company, Oasis500, will invest in tech entrepreneurs who are interested in going through the required process for selection.‘Start-up Jamaica’ also seeks to move Jamaicans from being primarily consumers of technology to becoming producers of technology; and to position the country as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship with the Caribbean region. Story HighlightsThe Government’s ‘Start-up Jamaica’ initiative is expected to be formally launched in October/November of this year.‘Start-up Jamaica’ is a public/private partnership for economic growth and development, which aims to help Jamaica’s innovators and entrepreneurs.The initiative is an accelerator for entrepreneurs, designed to turn business ideas into start-ups.last_img read more

191 Countries Work Together to Heal the Ozone Layer

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore”The Earth’s ozone layer is on track to heal, thanks to the work of 191 countries that signed the landmark Montreal Protocol agreement 20 years ago yesterday — a shining example of how human ingenuity, leadership and determination can create a healthier, better world.” (SustainableBusiness)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Delegates attend Inox India registration event

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Transfer Talk: Simunovic in demand, Oxford’s Lindsay bid

first_imgJozo Simunovic is in demand again.The Celtic centre-back was the centre of one of last year’s strangest transfer tales when he was in Italy to finalise a move to Torino, only to see the deal collapse at the last minute. After fighting his way back into contention under Brendan Rodgers and establishing himself as an important figure in the treble-winning side, he’s now drawn new admirers and boasts a bigger price tag.The Croatian isn’t the only one of Celtic’s stars from last season who’s attracting attention.  Patrick Roberts could be leaving Manchester City and while Celtic are sure to be part of any conversation about his next destination, newly promoted Huddersfield want the winger to join their Premier League adventure.Partick Thistle may be losing one of their key players with Oxford United making a move for the talented Liam Lindsay but the Jags have made a signing, bringing Blair Spittal to the club.And what would have been one of the most surprising deals of the summer doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. Charlie Adam will not be moving to Dundee.last_img read more

Auburndale boys basketball cruises past Northland Lutheran

first_imgFive Apaches score in double figuresBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMOSINEE — Luke Olson scored 17 points to lead five Auburndale players in double figures, and the Apaches cruised to a 77-40 victory over Northland Lutheran on Thursday night at Northland Lutheran High School.Olsen made 6 of 9 shots from the field and all five of his free throws to top Auburndale (5-5, 3-2 Marawood Conference South Division).Cameron Ertl added 13 points, Caleb Weinfurter and Colton Wright each had 12 points, and Cale Jacoby added 10 for the Apaches. Ertl also had a team-high seven rebounds.Auburndale poured in 43 points in a productive first half to take an 18-point lead at the break. The Apaches held Northland Lutheran (1-6, 0-3 Marawood South) to 15 points in the second half to remain in control.Auburndale returns to action Tuesday at Wausau Newman Catholic.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Apaches 77, Wildcats 40Northland Lutheran 25 15 – 40Auburndale 43 34 – 77NORTHLAND LUTHERAN (40): Statistics not provided. Record: 1-6, 0-3 Marawood South.AUBURNDALE (77): Cooper Weinfurter 2-5 1-2 6, Luke Olsen 6-9 5-5 17, Logan Willfahrt 1-1 0-0 3, Cason Schmutzer 0-2 0-0 0, Caleb Weinfurter 3-11 4-4 12, Collin Hawkins 1-4 2-2 4, Carter Wilcott 0-1 0-2 0, Colten Yeske 0-2 0-0 0, Cameron Ertl 5-8 3-4 13, Cale Jacoby 4-6 2-2 10, Colton Wright 5-10 0-0 12. FG: 27-59. FT: 17-21. 3-pointers: 6-20 (Wright 2-6, Ca. Weinfurter 2-6, Willfahrt 1-1, Co. Weinfurter 1-3, Schmutzer 0-1, Ertl 0-1, Olsen 0-2). Rebounds: 33 (Ertl 7). Record: 5-5, 3-2 Marawood South.last_img read more

Fajardo will still ‘definitely’ be part of Gilas in 2023, says Austria

first_imgDo we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto LATEST STORIES The question, however, is if the 15-year-old Sotto and the 18-year-old Edu will be mature enough at that time to battle against the world’s best players.“I think those players are big and can do what June Mar is doing right now, but it will depend on their maturity because international competitions are not easy tournaments, especially with this setup which is home-and-away. You can never know what will happen,” Austria said.That’s why Austria has his full belief that Fajardo will still be donning the national tri-colors come 2023.“Maybe if June Mar wins a fifth of sixth MVP, they will think about it,” he said. “We want nothing but to help Gilas be better because they’re representing our homeland.”ADVERTISEMENT PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Dutertecenter_img June Mar Fajardo. Photo from Fiba.comThe Philippines hosting the 2023 Fiba World Cup is still be five years away, but San Miguel coach Leo Austria still expects June Mar Fajardo to be a major part of the national team at that time.“[2023] is still a long time and there will be a lot of changes that might happen. It depends during that span of time on the players that will develop, but definitely, I think June Mar Fajardo will be a candidate when that time comes,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Go for Gold adds Kent Salado Still at the peak of his powers, Fajardo is still a mainstay on coach Chot Reyes’ roster for the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers with his resume boosted by his accomplishments in the PBA as a four-time MVP and a five-time champion.And barring any major injuries, Austria is expecting the Cebuano giant to continue having no letups in the growth of his game as the buildup for the country’s hosting of the global basketball extravaganza approaches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingFajardo will be 33 years old by 2023.Austria also acknowledged that Reyes has an abundance of talent at his disposal with 7-footers Kai Sotto and AJ Edu both part of the “23-for-23” cadet pool. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais View commentslast_img read more

Samsung Heavy Nabs USD 366 Million Deal

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has won a deal for the construction of three special-purpose ships worth KRW 415.7 billion (USD 366.1 million).The shipbuilder said the order was received from an undisclosed North American shipowner.The delivery of the ships is set to be completed by the end of 2020, a regulatory filing reads.This is the second order for special-purpose ships in less than a month.To remind, SHI announced in June that it had received a contract to construct two special-purpose ships for a European company.According to the shipbuilder’s stock exchange filing, the deal has a value of around KRW 266.1 billion (USD 240 million).The special-purpose units are scheduled for delivery to the unnamed owner by the end of January 2021.In addition, the shipbuilder added that it has secured the go-ahead for the construction of two LNG carriers announced in April 2018.The contract for two firm 174,000 m3 LNG carriers with options for two more units was subject to board approval from the unnamed buyer.The two firm LNG carriers, which are priced at USD 184 million a piece, are scheduled for delivery by October 2020.For the second quarter of the year, SHI reported a net loss of KRW 142.7 billion (USD 126 million) compared with a net profit of KRW 22.7 billion a year earlier.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Winter Birds Book Launch and Signing

first_imgAs well as the books, both Culling and Vincent will be available to sign copies of the book as Winter Birds becomes available the night of the opening.Culling and Vincent are local artists to the North Peace Region FORT ST. JOHN, B.C.- Peace Gallery North is hosting a book launch and signing for Winter Birds, written by Diane Culling and illustrated by Cindy Vincent.The event takes place Friday, November 30th, 2018 from 7 pm – 9 pmThere will be a display of all the original paintings from, the book Autumn Bear and the Winter Bird books, as well as original pencil sketches and selected prints for sale.last_img read more

Imran Khans income drops sharply in 3 years

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s net income has dropped sharply in the last three years from 35.6 million Pakistani rupees in 2015 to only 4.7 million Pakistani rupees in 2017, the media reported on Monday. In 2015, a major chunk of Khan’s income comprised the gain of a little over 20 million Pakistani rupees from the sale of an apartment in Islamabad, followed by 9.8 million Pakistani rupees of foreign remittances, Dawn news reported citing official documents. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping In 2016, his total income dropped to 12.9 million Pakistani rupees of which he earned 7.4 million Pakistani rupees from “foreign services” alone. In contrast, the income of opposition leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif continued to see an upward trend as his net income rose from 7.6 million Pakistani rupees in 2015 and crossed 10 million Pakistani rupees in 2017. Former President Asif Ali Zardari’s agricultural income that comprises most part of his net income stood at 105 million Pakistani rupees in 2015. It rose to 114 million Pakistani rupees in 2016 and surged to 134 million Pakistani rupees in 2017. He holds 7,748 acres of land. His income from other sources also increased While his son Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari appears richer than him in terms of assets he holds in Pakistan and elsewhere, he lags behind the father in terms of income, according to the documents.last_img read more